International Game Technology (IGT) has expanded its presence in the US by announcing an IGT PlaySports agreement with North Dakota facilities Grand Treasure Casino and Sky Dancer Casino & Resort.

As a result of the agreement with the two casinos, which are operated by the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians, IGT will power retail sports betting for both of the entities, with the casinos leveraging IGT’s PlaySports platform, self-service kiosks, and trading services.

“IGT is excited to expand our sports betting footprint to North Dakota through this agreement with Turtle Mountain, and we’re happy to continue delivering our superlative PlaySports platform technology and services to casinos and venues of all sizes,” commented Enrico Drago, IGT PlayDigital Senior Vice President. 

“Entering North Dakota is another significant milestone to add to IGT’s growing sports betting pedigree and reinforces our leadership as the principal B2B platform provider in the U.S.”

IGT PlaySports is a sports betting solution for the U.S. market with North Dakota becoming the 15th U.S. state to integrate the platform into its casinos. IGT also powers sports wagering for specific facilities in Nevada, Illinois, Colorado, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Oregon, Indiana, Iowa, West Virginia, Mississippi and Rhode Island.

Jamie Azure, Chairman of Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Indians added: “By leveraging IGT’s proven PlaySports solution, Turtle Mountain will launch an exciting sports betting operation at Grand Treasure and Sky Dancer casinos backed by best-in-class technology, services, and flexible self-service products.”

“The addition of sports betting will expand our casino entertainment and offer our loyal patrons and sports fans alike new ways to play. IGT is the market leader in sports betting technology, and I am confident that with their proven experience and service, we will be able to implement and operate exciting and successful programs.”